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Food and Relative Bioavailability Study (Food/rel BA)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00843011
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 13, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2017
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Brief Summary:
This study is an open-label, randomised, single dose study to determine the pharmacokinetics, safety and tolerability of 2 different formulations of orvepitant 60 mg and the effect of food in 15 Healthy Volunteers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depressive Disorder Drug: Orvepitant Phase 1

Detailed Description:

Orvepitant is a highly potent and selective neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor antagonist currently in development for the treatment of depression and anxiety.

This study is an open-label, randomised, single dose study to determine the pharmacokinetics, safety and tolerability of 2 different formulations of orvepitant 60 mg and the effect of food in 15 Healthy Volunteers. According to a cross over design, in three different occasions, each subject will receive the "old" formulation of orvepitant in fasted condition and the "new" formulation in fasted condition and after a FDA High-Fat Breakfast. Subjects will be screened within 21 days of first treatment. On each dosing occasion, subjects will be admitted to the clinic on Day-1 and will remain until Day 2; they will be also asked to return to the site 48 and 72 hours after each dosing for the PK blood sample collection. The wash-out period between each dosing occasion will be at least 5 days and subjects will be asked to return to the site 7-14 days after the administration of the last dose of orvepitant for a follow-up visit.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 14 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Open-label, Randomized, Single-dose, 3-way Crossover Study to Investigate the Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Tolerability of 2 Different Formulations of Orvepitant and the Effect of Food in Healthy Volunteers.
Actual Study Start Date : August 28, 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 23, 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : October 23, 2008

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm 1
Orvepitant 60 mg
Drug: Orvepitant
Orvepitant 60 mg, single dose. 2 different formulation. Formulation 2 is administered with and without food.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pharmacokinetic:parameters of orvepitant: tlag, tmax, Cmax, AUC(0-t), AUC (0-∞), t1/2. [ Time Frame: 72 hours post dose. ]
  2. Safety and tolerability endpoints will be evaluated by adverse event monitoring,laboratory values, cardiovascular monitoring [ Time Frame: 5 weeks. ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy male or female between 18 and 65 years of age inclusive.
  • A female subject is eligible to participate if she is of either non-childbearing potential or child-bearing potential and agrees to use one of the contraception methods
  • No co-morbid Psychiatric Disorders as defined using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I) scale.
  • A 12-lead ECG at screening showed no abnormalities that in the opinion of the Principal Investigator will compromise safety in this study.

    -- Body weight ≥ 50 kg and BMI within the range 19.0 - 29.9 kg/m2 (inclusive).

  • Capable of giving written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • As a result of any of the medical interview, physical examination or screening investigations the Physician Responsible considers the subject unfit for the study.
  • The subject has a history of a drug or other allergy which in the opinion of the Physician Responsible contraindicates the participation in the study.
  • Subjects with an unstable medical disorder or a disorder that would likely interfere with the action, absorption, distribution, metabolism or excretion of orvepitant, may pose a safety concern, or interfere with accurate assessment of safety.
  • The subject has a current or recent (within six months) documented gastrointestinal disease; a history of malabsorption, oesophageal reflux, or irritable bowel syndrome; frequent (more than once a week) occurrence of heartburn, or any surgical intervention (e.g. cholecystectomy) which would be expected to influence the absorption of drugs.
  • History of psychiatric illness
  • Any history of a clinically significant abnormality of the neurological system (including dementia and other cognitive disorders or significant head injury) or any history of seizure (excluding febrile seizure).
  • Subject is consuming alcool or tobacco
  • Subject is positive to Hepatitis B, C or HIV

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00843011

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GSK Investigational Site
Verona, Veneto, Italy, 37134
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
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Responsible Party: GlaxoSmithKline Identifier: NCT00843011    
Other Study ID Numbers: 110355
First Posted: February 13, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Keywords provided by GlaxoSmithKline:
safety and tolerability
NK1 antagonist
effect of food
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depressive Disorder
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders